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Train Enthusiast Pays $US15,798 To Develop Dead Kodachrome Film

The world’s last photo lab using the rare chemicals Kodak’s Kodachrome film requires for developing ran out in December – but not before Jim DeNike rushed over 1580 rolls of film he had lying around. Guess what they were of?

Trains. Lots and lots and lots of trains. The 50,000 photos cost him $US15,798 to develop. DeNike, who works on the railroads in Arkansas, drove to Dwayne’s Photo in Wichita, Kansas, to get them developed before the opportunity was lost forever (or, until the Impossible Project starts producing the chemicals needed). The money came at a cost to his father’s retirement account, which DeNike Junior borrowed from. [NY Times via PC Mag via Peta Pixel]